46. Documentation for George Perkins
(15 Oct 1808 to 20 Mar 1888)
father of Melissa Perkins
(25 Dec 1829 to 23 Jun 1891)



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The following information, recorded in the Perkins Family Bible by Melissa Perkins Clevenger and now owned by Alice Clevenger Call, the daughter of James E. Clevenger, was obtained from Lisa Brewer: "George, born in Greenbrier Co. West Virginia, moved settling in Knox Co Ohio. From there he settled near Cambridge, Wayne Co, Indiana, then located near Anderson Indiana, where he lived and reared a family of 7 girls and 5 boys. Then he moved to York County, Illinois, where he died at ripe old age of 81. Agnes Allen, his wife, was born in North Carolina and moved to Wayne County, Indiana, there they were married."(2)

George Perkins was born October 15, 1808, in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia).
(1) George Perkins, his parents, brothers, sisters, probably cousins lived in Gallia County, Ohio, by about 1814 according to tax records. George's parents and family moved to Wayne County, Indiana by 1820. There is a fairly substantial amount of data to support these statements. His father just about had to be James Parkins Jr., son of James and Elizabeth Parkins Sr. of Greenbrier County, Virginia.

Mary "Polly" Perkins, probably a sister of George Perkins, married John Hutchins Stanley II in Gallia County, Ohio, on February 21, 1822. George Perkins and his wife lived very near to John and Mary Stanley in Madison County, Indiana, according to the 1840 Madison County, Indiana, census.

Elizabeth Perkins, also probably a sister of George Perkins, was born June 16, 1801, in Virginia. She married Daniel Stanley on February 14, 1821, in Gallia County, Ohio. Daniel and Elizabeth Stanley lived very near to George Perkins and his wife according to the 1840 Madison County, Indiana, census.

Both John and Daniel Stanley were sons of John Hutchins Stanley I, who was born September 19, 1776, in Surry County, North Carolina, and Anna Hoppes, who was born March 22, 1779 in Surry County, North Carolina. John Hutchins Stanley II was born July 16, 1797, in Surry County, North Carolina. Daniel Stanley was born October 10, 1799, in Surry County, North Carolina.

John Hutchins Stanley II died in 1848 in Madison County, Indiana. His wife, Mary "Polly" Perkins died February 17, 1870, in Madison County, Indiana. Daniel Stanley died September 11, 1877, in Madison County, Indiana, and his wife, Elizabeth Perkins, died March 14, 1875, in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.
(HFB)

A posting on the GenForum of Genealogy.com on the Internet identifies perhaps another sister of George Perkins. "Seek parents of Nancy
Perkins born September 5, 1805, Greenbrier County, Virginia. Married September 19, 1821, Gallia County, Ohio, to Andrew Spencer. Died March 7, 1886, Hamilton County Indiana. Buried in Spencer Cemetery. Children: Phenetta, Josiah, John, Charlotte, Nancy, Thomas, Andrew, Mariah, James, Wesley, Ellen, Lorenza."

A marriage in Wayne County, Indiana, on April 8, 1830, perhaps identifies another sister of George Perkins. Ann Perkins married a Jonathan Stanley on April 8, 1830.
(GG) (Book A ; Page 259) Jonathan Stanley was born in 1798 in North Carolina and died before 1850 in Madison County, Indiana. He was a son of John Hutchins Stanley and his wife Edith Hutchins Strangeman.

Jonathan Stanley married a Polly Hartinger on April 19, 1818, in Gallia County, Ohio.
(JSPHMGCO) Polly was born about 1800 and died in Madison County, Indiana. Jonathan Stanley apparently moved to Madison County, Indiana. George Perkins and his wife lived very near to a Jonathan Stanley in the 1840 Madison County, Indiana, census. It is possible the first wife of Jonathan Stanley, Polly Hartinger, died before 1830 and Jonathan married Ann Perkins in 1830 in Wayne County, Indiana.

A son of Jonathan Stanley and Ann Perkins, Edward Stanley, was born March 1, 1831, in Indiana, and died April 6, 1864, in Morgan County, Indiana, and was buried April 1864 in the Boston Cemetery, Boston, Wayne County, Indiana.

The connection of the Stanley family that went through Gallia County, Ohio, with the George Perkins is also highlighted by another Gallia County, Ohio, marriage. Elizabeth "Betsey" Stanley, a sister to John Hutchins Stanley II and Daniel Stanley, married a Jacob Moler Jr., on June 26, 1827, in Gallia County, Ohio. The Jacob Moler family lived very close to George Perkins in Madison County, Indiana, according to the 1840 census.(JMESGCO)

While reviewing your GEORGE PERKINS FILE, I wish to share with you some of my thinking.  In a previous e-mail to you, I shared the possibility that GEORGE may have been named after his maternal grandfather, GEORGE NICHOLAS of Greenbrier.  This was based on the assumption that your George was a son of JOHN PERKINS  and  ANNA ELIZABETH NICHOLAS.
 
In my previous e-mail to you, I outlined how we learned about this John Perkins who with his wife and family came to
Raccoon Twp. in Gallia County in 1815.  His census years of 1820, 1830 and 1840 while in Gallia Co. reveal that he and his wife had several children, most of whom were born in VA prior to their departure from Greenbrier.
 
As you would know better than I, the Stanley family arrived in Ohio in about 1802 (prior to statehood) from Surry Co., NC acquiring a patent for land in what would become Huntington Twp. which lies north of Raccoon and shares a common boundary.
 
When I learned that John Hutchins Stanley (the patriarch of the family) moved his family from Huntington Twp.to Raccoon Twp., the opportunity for the family members to meet was presented.  It is my contention that in 1827, The Stanley Patriarch with his several families including some 
Perkins siblings, left Ohio headed for their future homes in Madsion County, IN.
 
1) I suggest that
Elizabeth Perkins (who married Daniel Stanley) was named after her mother, Anna Elizabeth Nicholas.
2) I suggest that
Anna Perkins (who would marry Jonathan Stanley) was named after her mother Anna Elizabeth Nicholas
3) I suggest that
the Mary "Polly" name (who married John Hutchins Stanley II) was not an uncommon  name in the Perkins line.
4) I repeat that
George Perkins, (not a common name in the Perkins line) was named after his maternal grandfather, George Nicholas.
 
I think the key to this hypothesis is "two fold":  first, both families resided in Raccoon Twp. during the same time period (they had an opportunity to become acquainted) and second, the years of birth and marriage are a "fit".  As we know the John Perkins family took a different route upon leaving Gallia County sixteen (16) years later when they moved to Knox County, IL.in 1843.
I would appreciate your candid opinion of this theory.
Regards,
Earl Parkins

The earliest census records of a Perkins family in Wayne County, Indiana, are for a James Perkins in 1820. A William Perkins lived in Madison County, Indiana, in 1830. James Perkins might have been a brother or a son of William Perkins.

There is a good possibility that George Perkins was a son of the William Perkins who is listed in the 1830 Madison County, Indiana, census.

1830 U. S. Census for Indiana, Madison County, Township - Not Stated, Roll 26, Page 341, William Parkins household
males age 50 and under 60 - 1
females age 5 and under 10 - 2
females age 10 and under 15 - 2
females age 15 and under 20 - 2
females age 40 and under 50 - 1


William Perkins(Parkins) was a son of James Perkins and his wife Elizabeth.

A OneWorldTree source indicates the father of Elizabeth Perkins was Abraham Perkins who was born about 1778.

One of the families in Greenbrier County, Virginia, was that of a James Perkins who probably was born about 1770 in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia).(FG) He probably was the third child of James PERKINS and Elizabeth. They were married before 1773. James Perkins Sr. probably was born about 1745 - 1750. He died in May 1825 in Greenbrier County Virginia and is buried in Greenbrier County, Virginia(now WV).

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Name: James PARKINS 1
* Birth: ABT. 1756
1
* Death: ABT. 1825 in Greenbrier, WV
1
Father:
PARKINS
Marriage 1 ELIZABETH
* Married: ABT. 1768 in Washington Co., VA 1
Children:
1.
Andrew PARKINS b: 21 APR 1782 in Greenbrier, WV
2.
Elizabeth PARKINS b: 15 SEP 1773 in Greenbrier, WV
3.
James (Jr) PARKINS b: ABT. 1793 in Greenbrier, WV
4.
Jeremiah Maston PARKINS b: 18 FEB 1789 in Greenbrier, WV
5.
Levin PARKINS b: 19 JUL 1786 in Greenbrier, WV
6.
Marian PARKINS b: ABT. 1783 in Greenbrier, WV
7.
Samuel PARKINS b: ABT. 1778 in Greenbrier, WV
8.
Sarah PARKINS b: ABT. 1779
9.
Thomas PARKINS b: ABT. 1773 in Greenbrier, WV
10.
Wiliam PARKINS b: ABT. 1784 in Greenbrier, WV


George Perkins married Agnes Allen on February 24, 1829, in Wayne County, Indiana.(yy) Agnes Allen probably was born in 1811 in North Carolina, according to census records. She probably was the daughter of Richard Allen and his wife, formerly Sally Johnston, of Surry County, North Carolina. Richard Allen and Sally Johnston were married April 8, 1805, in Surry County, North Carolina.
George Perkins and Agnes (Allen) Perkins were the parents of twelve children
(TT):

1) Melissa Perkins was born December 25, 1829, or January 23, 1830, probably in Wayne County, Indiana. She married Isaiah Harmeson about 1848 or 1849, probably in Madison County, Indiana. Isaiah Harmeson was born May 13, 1825, in Belmont County, Ohio. He did December 9, 1887, in Casey, Clark County, Illinois, and is buried in the Macedonia Cemetery. Melissa died June 23, 1891, in Casey, Clark County, Illinois and is buried in the Macedonia Cemetery.(29)

2) Matilda Perkins was born January 21, 1831 and died November 7, 1921. She married John Harmeson on June 8, 1848, in Madison County, Indiana. John Harmeson was born April 8, 1827, in Saint Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. He died July 30, 1910, in St. Joseph, Illinois. Matilda died November 7, 1921, in Rivera, Texas. John and Matilda Harmeson are buried in the Old Homer Cemetery, Champaign County, Illinois.(30)

3) Sarah Ann Perkins was born October 22, 1832, and died November 7, 1921, at Homer, Illinois. She married Thomas Harmeson, April 10, 1851, at her home in Madison County, Indiana. Thomas Harmeson was born April 10, 1829, in Marion County, Ohio, and died March 20, 1911.

4) Mary Jane Perkins was born March 19, 1834, and died January 10, 1916, in Shawnee County, Kansas. She was buried January 11, 1916, in Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas. She married Charles R. Fleming who was born February 8, 1816, in Ohio, and died June 11, 1888, in Kansas. (MJP death certificate #891014)

5) John Perkins was born October 17, 1838, in Madison County, Indiana. His occupation was that of farmer. He married Catherine Hicks on May 29, 1856, in Madison County, Indiana. Catherine Hicks was born April 16, 1835, in Pennsylvania.

6) William Burke Perkins was born August 19, 1837, or August 17, 1838. He died April 22, 1913, in Mound City, Linn County, Kansas. He married Elizabeth Betty "Polly" Bray December 27, 1858, in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana. She was born September 27, 1841, in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, and she died November 10, 1927, in Mound City, Linn County, Kansas. William and Elizabeth Perkins are buried in the Woodland Cemetery, Mound City, Linn County, Kansas.

The father of Elizabeth Betty Bray was Andrew Bray who was born March 20, 1804, in Surry County, North Carolina, and died March 26, 1865, in Madison County, Indiana. Andrew Bray is buried in Tucker Cemetery, Sly Fork, Adams Township, Madison County, Indiana. The mother of Elizabeth Betty Bray was Mary Polly Long who was born July 1, 1806, in Tennessee.

Andrew Bray and Mary Polly Long were married May 22, 1825, in Gallia County, Ohio. They were married by Elijah Moore, JP, according to Gallia County Marriage Records Volume 1, page 140. Andrew moved to Ohio with his parents in 1813 and moved from there to Madison County, Indiana. Andrew was a Justice of the Peace for thirteen years. He owned a farm of 740 acres on Fall Creek, a mile and a half east of New Columbus, Madison County, Indiana.(JJ)(Most of the Andrew Bray family descendants were furnished by Margaret Ferguson Maulin. Some sources she quoted for her data : William A. Johnson of Des Moines, IA; Marvin D. Headley, Blue Springs, MO; George W. Collins, Napolean, Ohio; Barry J. Henson; and the book "A Jones Family Genealogy" by Fern Bryant.)

The parents of Andrew Bray were William Bray Sr. who was born February 18, 1778, in Surry County, North Carolina, and his wife Elizabeth Denney who was born April 4, 1784, in Surry County, North Carolina.

7) Henry Perkins was born April 6, 1839. In the 1880 U. S. Census for Illinois, Clark County, Casey, Henry Perkins is listed as a farmer, age 40, and widowed.

8) Francis Perkins was born December 18, 1840.

9) Lucinda Perkins was born January 9, 1843, in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana. She died January 1, 1923, in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana. She married Francis M. Bray about 1859. Francis M. Bray was born June 7, 1833, in Madison County, Indiana, and died September 10, 1894, in Madison County, Indiana. Francis M. Bray was the son of Andrew Bray who was born March 20, 1804, in Surry County, North Carolina, and Mary Polly Long who was born July 1, 1806, in Tennessee.

The 1880 Madison County, Adams Township, IN census finds the family as Francis age 47, wife Lucinda age age 37; son Harry age 11; daughters Vellisoa age 19; Flora age 17; Maude age 13; Rettie age 9; Grace age age 5; Mary age 3; and Frances age 1.

10) Adam Perkins was born February 11, 1845.

11) Lydia Perkins was born January 11, 1847.

12) Elizabeth Susan Perkins was born June 11, 1851.

George Perkins died March 20, 1888, in Clark County, Illinois, and is buried in the Macedonia Cemetery northwest of Casey, Clark County, Illinois.
(88) Agnes (Allen) Perkins died July 21, 1884, and is buried in the Macedonia Cemetery northwest of Casey, Clark County, Illinois.(89)

George Perkins first appears in the 1830 U. S. Census for Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana. In the George Perkins household in 1830 were one male of age 20 and under 30, one female under 5 years of age, and one female age 15 and under 20. The three individual should be George, born in 1808; Agnes born in 1811; and Melissa born in 1829.
(30)

George Parkins appears in the 1840 U. S. Census for
Madison County, Indiana. The census lists three males under 5 years of age. These three males should be John born October 1835, William Burke born August 1837, and Henry born April 1839. One male age 30 and under 40 should represent George Perkins. Two females age 5 and under 10 years should represent Sarah Ann born October 1833 and Mary Jane born march 1834. The two females age 10 and under 15 should represent Melissa born December 1829 and Matilda born January 1831. The female age 20 and under 30 should be Anges (Allen) Perkins born in March 1805.(31)

The 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Madison County, Anderson Township, identifies the following members of the George Perkins household: George Perkins age 41, born in Virginia, cannot read or write; Agness Perkins, age 40, born in North Carolina; Sarah H. Perkins, age 18, born in Indiana; Mary J. Perkins, age 16, born in Indiana; John Perkins, age 14, born in Indiana; William Perkins, age 12, born in Indiana; Henry Perkins, age 10, born in Indiana; Francis M. Perkins, age 8, born in Indiana; Lydia Perkins, age 3, born in Indiana; Adam Perkins, age 3, born in Indiana; and Lucinda Perkins, age 6, born in Indiana.
(32)

The 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Madison County, Anderson Township, lists George Perkins, age 52, born in Virginia, cannot read and write; Agnes Perkins, age 38, born in Ohio; Henry Perkins, age 21, farm hand, born in Indiana; Thomas Perkins, age 19, farm hand, born in Indiana; Adam Perkins, age 15, born in Indiana; Elizabeth Perkins, age 13, born in Indiana; and Susan Perkins, age 10, born in Indiana.
(33)

The 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Madison County, Anderson Township, lists George Perkins, age 62, born in Virginia and Agnes Perkins, age 61, born in Kentucky, cannot write.
(34)

The 1880 U. S. Census for Illinois, Clark County, Casey, lists George Perkins, age 71, married, farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia; Agnes Perkins, age 69, wife, married, keeping house, born in North Carolina, parents born in Virginia; and Henry Perkins, age 40, son, widowed or divorced, farming, born in Indiana, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina. In an adjacent dwelling were Francis Perkins, age 35, married, farming, born in Indiana, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina; Nancy Perkins, age 33, wife, married, keeping house, born in Indiana, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina; and Frank Stinson, age 13, servant, single, born in Indiana, unknown where parents were born.
(35)

Children (
Perkins), born(36):
i. Mellisa, born January 23, 1830
ii.
Matilda, born January 21, 1831
iii.
Sarah Ann, born October 22, 1833
iv.
Mary Jane, born March 19, 1834
v.
John, born October 17, 1835
vi.
William Burke, born August 17, 1838
vii.
Henry, born April 6, 1839
viii.
Francis, born December 18, 1840
ix.
Lucinda, born January 9, 1843
x.
Adam, born February 11, 1845
xi.
Lydia, born January 11, 1847

REFERENCES

1. 1830 U. S. Census of Indiana, Wayne County, Washington Township, page 84, roll 29, George Perkins.

2. This information was recorded in the Perkins Family Bible by the wife of James E. Clevenger, Melissa Perkins Clevenger, and now owned by Elmer's daughter, Alice Clevenger Call.

(HFB) Family Bible of John Hutchins Stanley, published by A. J. Holman & Co., No. 930 Arch Street, Philadelphia,, 1880.

(JSPHMGCO) Marriage Records of Gallia County, Ohio, Volume 1, Page 75.
Married: 8 APR 1830 in Wayne, IN


(JMESGCO) Marriage 1 Jacob MOLER Jr. b: ABT. 1810 in Ohio Married: 26 Jun 1827 in Gallia Co., Ohio 2 Sources: Note: ABBR Census 1850 Page: Indiana, Madison Co., Monroe Twp., Family #315, Pg. 22 Note: ABBR Marriage Records of Gallia Co., OH Page: Book 1, Pg. 163

Descendants of Strangeman Hutchins, now published in three volumes, won the Donald Lines Jacobus Award for the best genealogy work published in 1980 from the American Society of Genealogists. (See the Strangeman Hutchins Stanley line.)

Hutchens-Hutchins: Descendants of Strangeman Hutchins, Born 1707, of the James River in Virginia and Surry (Yadkin) County, North Carolina, by Rita Hineman Townsend, is the only definitive and comprehensive genealogy of the Strangeman Hutchins line. For information on purchasing this outstanding reference source, contact Rita Hineman Townsend, 1606 North Third Street, Garden City, Kansas 67846-4506 (620-276-6713).

(TT) Family Tree Maker: CD #20, World Family Tree #1606.

30. 1830 U. S. Census for Indiana, Wayne County, Washington Township, Page 84, Roll 29, George Perkins household.

31. 1840 U. S. Census for Indiana, Madison County, George Perkins household.

32. 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Madison County, Anderson Township, enumerated October 12, 1850, by W. R. O'Neal, Dwelling 952, Family 952.

33. 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Madison County, Anderson Township, Post Office - Anderson, enumerated June 14, 1860, by Henry J. Pyle, Roll M653_277, Page 289, Dwelling 437, Family 437.

34. 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Madison County, Anderson Township, Post Office - Anderson, Page 34, Roll M593_336, Image 69, Dwelling 177, Family 177.

35. 1880 U. S. Census for Illinois, Clark County, Casey, Roll T9_181, Page 31B, Enumeration District 33, Image 0310, Family History Film 1254181, Dwelling 204, Family 210, George Perkins; Dwelling 205, Family 211, Francis Perkins.

36. (%%) Family Tree Maker: CD #20, World Family Tree #1606

Illinois State Archives - Land Purchases - Public Domain?

Detailed Information
Purchaser: PERKINS GEORGE
Residence of Purchaser: UNKNOWN
Social Status:
Legal Description:
Aliquot Parts or Lot: NW
Section Number: 05
Township: 02N
Range: 03W
Meridan: 4
County of Purchase: SCHUYLER
Details of Sale:
Acres: 149.85
Price per Acre: 1.25
Total Price: 187.31
Type of Sale: FD
Date of Purchase: 06/13/1835
Volume: 698

Page: 075


Champaign County official record #0401000201078
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Title: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY PROBATE COURT GUARDIANSHIP CASE 1078: IN THE MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP OF FANNIE, NOAH, AND LIDA HARMESON
Comments: DATED SEPTEMBER 30, 1891.
Name(s):
HARMESON, FANNIE
HARMESON, LIDA
HARMESON, NOAH
HARMESON, THOMAS
PERKINS, GEOREGE